It is hard to believe that over eight years have passed since the first High School Musical series debuted in August 2006. However, all three movies are still loved by a lot of people who still hope that a 4th movie, High School Musical 4 will be released.
Zac Efron, the actor behind the legendary Troy Bolton, has released a statement in early 2014 which made us wonder whether a High School Musical reunion will take place in the near future:
“I continue to see all the guys from High School and every time we do…there’s just this look between us. It’s so cool because we never forget a single moment of that experience,” said Zac.
When it comes to the High School Musical cast and what they are doing nowadays, you find out that most of them are not in the spotlight anymore. Of course, this isn’t the case for the two main characters. Zac Efron is having, probably, the best year of his career yet. In the meantime Vanessa Hudgens – who played Gabriella Montez, has gone through a lot of changes over the years and made some pretty successful appearances in several Hollywood movies.
Ashley Tisdale, who gave life to Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical series, is now involved in several projects as a producer. As for Corbin Bleu, who played Chad Danforth, Tony’s best friend, we haven’t seen him acting in quite a while.
However, here is a list of 10 amazing fact about High School Musical 1, 2 and 3, that you probably didn’t even know about or that you probably forgot (8 years is a long time).
1. Ashley Tisdale Wanted to Play Someone Else in the Movie
Tisdale auditioned for the role of Gabriella Montez at the beginning, but after the audition, director Kenny Ortega said she would do way better as Sharpay Evans and boy, he was not wrong. Given the fact that Ashley did an amazing job as Sharpay, I think it’s safe to say that none of us can picture her as Gabriella.
2. Some Movie Moments Were Hand-picked by Disney Channel’s Audience
You certainly remember the awesome slogans on Chad’s T-shirt or Miley Cyrus’ minor appearance by the pool, in High School Musical 2. Well, what you probably didn’t know is that these moments were actually hand-picked by Disney Channel Viewers. The audience also decided which type of sandwich Troy should make for Gabriella – a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
3. “Bet On It” – How Long Did it Take to Film it?
It actually took the producers six days to shoot the scene when Troy sings “Bet On It”, on the golf course. If you watch the sequence again, you can see that it was worth it.
3. Haunted High School Musical
High School Musical 2 was all about summer break in the end, but originally, the movie was supposed to be about Halloween and named Haunted High School Musical instead. The High School Musical 2 full movie can be seen on Megavideo.
5. Vanessa Hudgen’s Competition
The role of Gabriella Montez was highly desired so Vanessa had to compete against twelve other actresses for the part. It took a whole day of dancing and singing to determine which one of the girls would get to play Gabriella.
6. High School Musical Ringtones
In High School Musical 3, Gabriella’s ringtone is “You re the music in me” and Sharpay’s ringtone is “Fabulous”. Both songs are from High School Musical two.
7. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
All the lead characters in the High School Musical 3 movie wear matching golden rings.
8. The New Year’s Eve Scene
The snowflakes falling from the sky during the New Year’s Eve party were actually potato flakes.
9. From Leopard to Wildcat
Producers first envisioned the school mascot as a leopard but then, after deliberating on the matter, they decided that it had to be changed to a wildcat.
10. Improvisation Everywhere!
You know that “What time is it” starts with a coaster of people doing the wave. What you probably don’t know is how that specific dance move ended up in the movie. After a lot of dancing going on during the day of filming, all the High School Musical cast and dancers were sore, so they sat on the floor and started massaging each other. When Kenny Ortega saw it, he told them to lean one by one to the right, in a wave movement. Both the director and the cast thought the move was great so it was used as an opening scene.
The High school Musical full movie can also be watched for free, using Megashare. All the lyrics and music used in the making of the movies is original. Several games have been released after the movies, games that people can still enjoy even after so many years. If you want to re-watch some of the key moments without having to search for the full movie, don’t hesitate to either watch the trailer or the songs, on Youtube.
Until next time, “We’re all in this together!”